DIY Ombre Hair

I’m going to take a break from talking about working on the house, because this is the second week in a row I’ve been covered in paint, and I think the fumes are making me slightly hysterical. So let’s dye our hair! DIY ombre hair! It’ll be fun!
The last time I did something new with months ago, when I cut it short because I was watching too much “The Good Wife” and needed some power hair in my life. Itching to switch things up, especially since my new glasses arrived, I bought a mixing bowl, brush, and two boxes of a highlighting kit…

…and did this (technically, my husband did most of it, because my long orangutan arms aren’t quite long enough to reach the back of my head)…

…ombre hair. I’ve liked it for years, on everyone else, and finally took the plunge. This is the first time I have ever dyed/bleached my hair, so it was a bit frightening. There are about a bajillion YouTube videos on how to use a highlighting kit to ombre your hair, so there is no need for me to go into a ton of detail here. Instead of using the highlighting cap that comes in the kit, you section your hair, and paint the bleach onto sections using a brush, concentrating most of the bleach on the ends and avoiding the top of your head altogether. Wrap the sections in foil, and that’s that.
My best Cousin It. I could do it better when my hair was longer. (See Above: Hysterical From Fumes.)
But I love the hair. I’ve been toning it with purple shampoo and it’s getting nice and light for the summer. With the new hair and different glasses, I finally have a totally different look after about, oh, ten years of the same.
It’s all the fun of being blonde(ish) without actually having to go in and have your roots done. Lazy girl hair.
See you later!

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